About Our Hospital

Royal Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Waterdown ON area for everything pet related.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise.  Royal Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure or surgery. 

About Our Veterinarian

The Canadian Veterinarian’s Oath


Being admitted into the profession of veterinary medicine, and possessing an unyielding sense of honor, I solemnly swear to my colleagues and to society, that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the protection of animal health and welfare, the relief of animal suffering, the promotion of public health and the advancement of veterinary and medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously and with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I will strive, as a lifelong obligation, to continue to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest moral standards for myself and the profession.


Meet Our Team

Christine Dudley
Practice Manager

Christine graduated with honours from Sheridan College’s Animal Care program in 2013. She joined the Walkers Line Veterinary team shortly after completing her placement. In March 2015 she became the Practice Manager and pursues the same responsibilities at Walkers Line Vet’s location.

Christine is eager to assist in the care and well-being of all companion animals. She likes building relationships with all of our patients and educating their owners about preventative health care so they can maintain a lifetime of good health for their furry companions. 

Since 2012 Christine has devoted countless hours towards a Cat Rescue but majority of her time is spent with her boyfriend, friends, family and their 8 cats. Christine recently welcomed Gunner (a black lab puppy) into her fur family. When she gets the chance she enjoys travelling, cooking and reading. 

Krista Benallick
Veterinary Assistant

We welcomed Krista to the team in November 2016.

In 2013 she graduated with honours from St. Lawrence College as a Veterinary Assistant.  Following her previous year she wished to further her education and went to the University of Guelph Ridgetown campus graduating through the Agricultural Program. 

Krista has a love for all animals especially horses, cats, and dogs. She is looking forward to meeting and helping all of your loveable pets needs!

If you don’t find Krista at work she is off spending time with family and friends or at home with her dog Molson. 

Nicole Vandenberg
Veterinary Assistant

Nicole joined our team in April of 2017. Nicole has always had a passion for animals and she knew she wanted to pursue a career that focuses on the health of animals shortly after starting her job at a local boarding kennel. She then went on to do a placement for five months at a Veterinary Practice.

She will be attending Sheridan College for the Veterinary Assistant program starting in the fall of 2017. Nicole lives to build relationships with clients and always making sure your fur friends are healthy and happy!

When not working, Nicole loves spending time with her friends and family, going up to her trailer in Grand Bend for the summer months and taking her six year old Rottweiler, Diesel, out for long walks!